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STTS first purposely built paint facility opens in Africa

Toulouse, France, 6 May 2015

STTS Group, a European expert in painting of aircraft will celebrate May 8 2015 the opening of the first purposely built paint hangar at Casablanca’s Airport, Mohammed V, Morocco.

Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and STTS Group decided in 2013 to set up a joint venture to answer to a growing demand of high quality and cost efficient paint services tailored for the A320 and B737 narrow body market.

Christophe Cador, President of Finaero said, “This development proves the growing importance of the African market as a whole and aviation in particular. We are convinced that this development will mark the start of a challenging but promising business in the region and south of Europe”.

For Royal Air Maroc it demonstrates that they are a front runner in this demanding market and proves to the aviation world that Morocco has to be considered seriously as it will provide the industry with a highly competitive MRO network at the airport of Casablanca using state of the art infrastructure and highly educated and skilled professionals for an ever interlacing world.

Through this partnership, STTS Group brings a high-tech insert in an existing 50 year old hangar capable of painting services up to VVIP level whereas RAM and its subsidiaries are able to fulfil all EASA and FAA requirements related to these painting services with possbile extension to full MRO services as well as state-of the-art interior services ranging from deep cleaning, full cabin refurbishing and repair up to re-configuration.

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STTS Group, a Finaero company, benefits from 1080 permanently employed staff worldwide across 43 sites, including 12 dedicated painting hangars. In 2014, the group painted 360 aircraft, sized from Helicopters, Citation / Learjet up to Airbus A380. Its certifications: EN 9100, ISO 9001: 2000, EASA PART 145, ISO 14001, AIRBUS in-house certification, OHSAS 18001, combined with its unique training center for painters in Toulouse, STAT, enables STTS Group to offer its customers the best solutions.

Finaero is a French industrial and international group, present in ten countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and is active in aircraft painting and sealing (STTS), in airline, corporate and VIP aircraft completions (AIP) and in cabling and wire assemblies for the energy, medical, aviation and rail sectors (CIEE). Finaero’s turnover in 2014 attained 119m€.

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